HomePress Releases and PublicationsCOMMISSIONER PUTS MODEL PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION LAW AT DISPOSAL OF GOVERNMENT
Thursday, 06 July 2017 09:24
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The Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection presented the Government with the Model of the new Personal Data Protection Law, along with the letter to Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić.

The need for the adoption of the new Personal Data Protection Law has been evident for a long time, and it is indisputable at least "on paper", since the formation of the Government Working Group mandated with this task in 2012.

The Commissioner, wanting to contribute to a faster and long-needed establishment of a modern normative framework, in line with the standards applicable in the Member States of the European Union, prepared the Model and put it at the disposal of the Government, although this is not his obligation.

The Commissioner expressed hope that the experience of three years ago will not be repeated, when he also prepared and put the complete model of the new Law at the disposal of the Government, and the Government, in the Action Plan for Chapter 23 in the negotiations with the EU, stipulated that the new Law would be passed by the end of 2015 and that the Model would be the basis for it. However, the Law has not been passed yet, therefore the Action Plan for Chapter 23, harmonized with the EU, was then violated even before the opening of the Chapter.

As the real context has changed significantly in the meantime, the European Union has issued the General Data Protection Regulation, this implied additional work on the Model Law and the Model, which has been delivered and put at the disposal on this occasion, is, to the greatest extent possible, harmonized with the General Regulation.

In the two-month public consultation on the new Model organized and implemented by the Commissioner, good cooperation and exchange of views with a large number of relevant entities from the civil sector, i.e. profession, has been achieved, and a large group of NGOs (SHARE Foundation, Partners for Democratic Change Serbia, Belgrade Center for Security Policy, Yucom - Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Judges Association of Serbia, Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies - CEAS, Network of the Committees for Human Rights in Serbia CHRIS, Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia - CINS, Center for Practical Policy, Belgrade Center for Human Rights, Center for Democracy Foundation, Youth Initiative for Human Rights, Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability - CRTA, Link Plus, Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina - NDNV, Association of Online Media - AOM, Autonomous Women’s Center) have recently formally forwarded to the Government of the Republic of Serbia the initiative for rapid adoption of the Law, based on the Model prepared by the Commissioner.

Numerous other entities have (Serbian Computer Society, Association of Serbian Banks, Foreign Investors Council, AmCham), both during and after the public consultation, supported the adoption of the new Law and the Model prepared by the Commissioner.

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Statistics

  • Monthly Statistical Report in the field of Access to Information and Personal Data Protection

    30.6.2017.

    PENDING: 4.299

    DONE: 52.975

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